Lamium Plant Features
Silver leaves and soft pink flowers make lamium one of the most colorful fast-growing groundcovers you can use in shady or partially shady spots. Occasionally called dead nettle, this super-easy plant grows about 6 to 8 inches tall and will light up dark corners of your landscape. Lamium is a spring bloomer, but will produce additional flowers on and off through the summer. Use lamium along a garden path or in a mixed container with other shade lovers. Lamium is also deer resistant. Hardy from zones 3-8.
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Lamium Growing Instructions
Lamium prefers a semi-shady area with well-drained soil but will tolerate a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Clip away the dead flowers as they appear to promote a new crop of bloom. In some regions lamium can become invasive so plant it where you can contain its spread.
Lamium is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
Outside: Part sun
Moist, well-drained soil
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Lamium with these varieties:
What's better than one colorful ground cover? Two colorful ground covers. That's why Ajuga makes a great companion for Lamium.
Let Lamium scramble in and around a bed of Hosta for an extra dose of color.
Who says shade gardens are boring? Just pair Heuchera and Lamium together and watch the sparks fly.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenaway'
Anne Greenaway lamium offers green foliage variegated with shades of gold and silver, along with purple flowers in early summer. This groundcover grows 6 inches tall and 18 inches wide. Zones 3-8